Jacob Markstrom Calgary Flames goalie trade target for Buffalo Sabres
Are the Sabres finally getting their goalie? Rumors link Buffalo and Calgary in Jacob Markstrom trade talks.

The NHL offseason rumor mill is starting to churn, and a potential blockbuster might be developing between the Buffalo Sabres and the Calgary Flames.

NHL trade rumors suggest the Sabres, desperate to solidify their goaltending after over a decade of struggles, are aggressively pursuing Flames’ stalwart Jacob Markstrom.

Sabres Target Markstrom, Flames Enter Retooling Phase

Why this trade works for the Buffalo Sabres

Buffalo’s playoff drought is the NHL’s longest active streak, and their biggest weakness has consistently been between the pipes. Markstrom is a proven number-one netminder, capable of putting a team on his back. While the Sabres would likely face stiff competition from the New Jersey Devils for Markstrom, the proposed package of Juri Kulich and a 2025 first-rounder could be enough to tip the scales in their favor.

Why this trade works for the Calgary Flames

After a disappointing year, Calgary seems ready for a shake-up. This trade would replenish their prospect pool with the highly touted Kulich and also provide them with draft capital. Kulich’s offensive skillset would be a strong fit for Calgary’s long-term needs.

The Bottom Line

While nothing is official, the potential fit between Markstrom and the Sabres seems undeniable. This could be the move that finally propels Buffalo back into playoff contention. Calgary, meanwhile, would receive a significant return in a move that would clearly signal a rebuild is underway.

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